Thursday, 24 September 2009

Makoto Aida, artist

I interviewed artist Makoto Aida in July 2009 for an article in the Erotic Review. The interview was conducted by email using the "Lost in Translation" method: English questions translated into Japanese, then Japanese answers translated into English. I like this method because it gives the writer plenty of leeway. 

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Tomoko Konoike, artist

On the 10th of July, 2009, I went to Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery to interview artist Tomoko Konoike. We spoke for about 100 minutes through a very good interpreter. Occasionally Ms. Konoike spoke English too. This tapescript covers the first 74 minutes of the interview. If you read through the interview, you'll see how I managed to get some free art out of her as well.